Archive for the 'Treasures for your Travels' Category

Traveling this summer? Take along one of our In Flight Bags (another great pic from a fav customer)–

Going any place cool this summer? One of our favorite customers’ is– she’s on her way to Croatia as I write this! Donna Tirp is a special friend, old neighbor and great customer (her husband was our first sale- a gift certificate for his wife, via the phone since they lived in Ohio at the time). She is also a fun shopper & has excellent taste and loads up on great goodies online & in person when visiting from Cali. She sent me this pic this morning of her In Flight Bag stuffed for an exciting trip to the Island of Krk. These bags rock  (I got one as a present and loved it so much I had to get them for the shop…) TSA approved for toiletries, easy to see everything, well priced- LOAD UP! I keep mine packed and ready to go so I am always ready for last minute excursions. In Flight Bags- $8.50.

LOVE this Amazing Market Tote

I’m totally obsessed with this Market Tote- there are so many things to love: the Woven Palm Leaves durable texture, the supple leather trim made for lazy summer days, the 2 sets of handles: one long, one short- to be carried over the shoulder or in your hands… it’s the perfect combination of fabulousness. Double Handle Market Tote- $40.

Retro Travel Bingo- fun for ROAD TRIPS!

Going on any Road Trips this summer? Need to keep the kids entertained? Bring along these Retro Travel Bingo Games for some easy & non-techie amusement. 4 Styles available- Pink Auto Bingo, Green Auto Bingo, Blue Travel Safety Bingo, Interstate Highway Travel Bingo-$2.50.

Atlas of Remote Islands


This wonderful book is for travelers, adventurers, lovers of esoteric facts, and anyone who’s ever contemplated the one album they would take with them to a desert island. (BTW, I’d take Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks.)  Subtitled “Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Food on and Never Will” – the Atlas of Remote Islands is filled with fascinating facts, astounding tales of survival and exploration, and beautiful maps (so beautiful in fact that it won a German prize for most beautiful book!). Get it while you can, and while you’re at it, let us know which album you’d take to a desert island! Atlas of Remote Islands – $30.00.

Crumpled Maps for Kids- NYC edition!

School is out (or almost out!)– and travel plans are ON! Live in NYC or coming to visit? Check out this NYC Crumple Map for Kids–  they are tough Maps for Little Hands! Crumpled City Junior Maps are nearly indestructible. What’s even better, they require no folding: just crumple and stuff into a bag or pocket! Printed on soft, light, paper-like material, Crumpled City Junior Maps are completely waterproof and have colorful graphics detailing over thirty not-to-be-missed spots for kids and families. Check it out! NYC Jr. Crumpled Map- $16.95.

Falling in love with inanimate objects again….

Once again I have fallen in love with an inanimate object– this time it’s this gorgeous glass thermos with a bamboo top (also available with Stainless Steel Top BTW). If you want to use it for tea, it has a removable stainless steel tea strainer and silicone splash guard- or fill it with coffee, water, green juice (are you as addicted as everyone else I know?), whatevs… Therm- O- Terra Thermos- $32.

Calling All Weekend Warriors!!

New York Times 36 Hours, $39.99

I’m majorly in love with this cool new book, New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada.  Maybe it’s all the travel-related television I’ve been watching lately (check out Stephen Fry’s America for an outsider’s perspective on all 50 states and some pretty off-the-beaten-path destinations) or perhaps it’s the sneak peak at spring we’ve been getting. This book makes me long to plan some weekend escapes. The popular New York Times 36 Hours column is finally in book form, creating a comprehensive guide to weekend travel destinations throughout Canada and the US. Each location is detailed with color photographs and a map of the area. With color-coded tabs and ribbon bookmarks, you can easily explore the more than 600 restaurants and 450 hotels. It makes a gorgeous coffee table book, but the soft fabric cover also makes it fairly lightweight to bring along with you. Get planning! New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada- $39.99.

Time Out New York’s Gift Guide features our “To Hell with Work” Flask

Time Out New York's Gift Guide- To Hell with Work Flask

YAY!! Our clever little flask (not soo little, holds 3 oz. of your libation of choice) made it’s way into Time Out New York’s Holiday Gift Guide (Unique Gifts for Coworkers). These are hilarious, and come in a couple different styles (“Put Some Hair on Your Chest” -see below, that one’s 5 oz) and 2 different sizes, all neatly packed in a cool kraft box. To Hell With Work Flask- $24.95.

Brand-Spanking-New Corkcicles! Now in New York Magazine!!

Our new CORKCICLE is features this week in New York Magazine’s Best Bets! Check out the full page pic and buy one now–they will go fast!!! Keep your wine chilled at the table, sans bucket!!

New S’Well Water Bottles are in!!

S'Well 25 oz Water Bottle in Blue and Silver, $40

And bigger than ever! We are watter bottle junkies here (as well as Japanese Quince junkies, and Pantone junkies, etc.). It’s probably wrong to love inanimate objects as much as we do here, but I can live with that. And the S’Well water bottles aren’t just beautifully designed and fantastically functional (on a side note, a customer recently told me she left her S’Well bottle in a hot car all day, but the water remained cool and refreshing!) but also benefit a worthy cause. 10% of profits go to WaterAid, which provides clean drinking water to the world’s poorest countries.

But you’ve heard all of this before! Why are we telling you again? Because now the swell S’Well bottle comes in a larger 25 oz size for when you need a bit more room. That’s right, 25 oz.,  or 750 ml., or a full bottle of wine, making it the perfect way to keep your wine cool for a summer picnic!!

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